Winner of the British Book Industry Awards Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016
Whether you're a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, Norwegian Wood is the perfect fireside read, and an ideal gift.
Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. Who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production.
Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture.
Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world, with more than half a million copies sold.
Norwegian Wood and The Norwegian Wood Activity Book make the ultimate companion set.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 606 g
Dimensions: 233 x 162 x 21 mm
'You could say the book has spread like wildfire. For the world's first comprehensive book about firewood is high in bestseller lists in Britain and generating heated discussions online and in pubs, offices, cafes and bars - about logs, log-piles and the best fire.' - Daily Mail
'A how-to book with poetry at its heart.' - Brian Morton, Times Literary Supplement
'You don't need to have a wood burning stove or fireplace to be captivated by the craft and lore surrounding a Stone Age method of creating heat.' - Jan Gardner, Boston Globe
'As much as Mytting captures the romance of the great outdoors, the nobility of the honest graft of wood chopping, and our close relationship with trees, it is also a step-by-step guide to preparing your wood store.' - Sophie Morris, Independent
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Beautiful book bought as a gift and very well received. Already being used to create more efficient wood burning with interesting history.
Excellent book, easy and engaging to read, highly recommended. Covers everything you need to know about wood, fires, axes, etc.
“Makes me feel even better about wood”
This book is totally "cottage". By which I mean it's a book to be kept at, and read in, your hide-out - your place away from it all. It is packed with useful information and facts, but also the way he... More
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